I have had a touch up after my Vaser Hi-Def. This time the doctor extracted ca. 800ml and the procedure focused on my flanks and tummy Differently from last time, this time I wasn't stitched any surgical drain and the incisions at the bottom of my abdomen were left open but I have experienced very little leakage and after less than 24h my incisions seemed closed already. My lower abdomen is now (24h after) quite swollen. Is this normal or should I have expected more leakage?
Should I have Expected More Leakage From Incision After Vaser Liposuction?
Doctor Answers 3
Swelling is expected, and the fluid will reabsorb if there is any in there. An 800cc removal is a small case, and you should not expect too much drainage. Remember, the doctor sucked the fat and removed fluid then as well.
Leakage after lipo
Some patients get some leakage while others do not. It is really ahrd to predict. I usually close the incisions after lipo so they do not leak too much.
Drainage after VASER
Normally, I would expect moderate drainage for the first 2-3 days after VASER lipo and especially a touch up procedure. The short duration of drainage and subsequent swelling of the lower abdomen may suggest a seroma or collection of fluid which may require drainage. I would recommend close follow up with your surgeon for timely management.